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    Question second order taylor polynomial

    Hi i was wondering if anyone could help me with this question.

    i need to use the second order taylor polynomial with remainder to estimate sqraure-root of 101 and give an estimate of the error mode.

    but where i get confused is that i am using the formula for the taylor poly..and i dont know what f(a) so i cant dfferentiate and so i cant fill in the taylor poly formula..all i am is given is square root of 101..

    can someone please help thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dopi View Post
    Hi i was wondering if anyone could help me with this question.

    i need to use the second order taylor polynomial with remainder to estimate sqraure-root of 101 and give an estimate of the error mode.

    but where i get confused is that i am using the formula for the taylor poly..and i dont know what f(a) so i cant dfferentiate and so i cant fill in the taylor poly formula..all i am is given is square root of 101..

    can someone please help thanks
    Let f(x) = \sqrt{x+100} = (x+100)^{1/2} the Taylor polynomial centered at zero or order 2 is, T_2(x) = 10 + \frac{x}{20} - \frac{x^2}{4000} consider the interval (-2,2) the derivative is f'(x) = \frac{1}{2}(x+100)^{-1/2} which is bounded by \frac{1}{2}(98)^{1/2}.
    So the maximum error possible,
    \frac{\sqrt{98}}{2\cdot 3!}
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    Hello I have the same problem and I cannot see how you estimated the square root (101)
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    Quote Originally Posted by varkoume.com View Post
    Hello I have the same problem and I cannot see how you estimated the square root (101)
    The exact value is f(1) and the estimate is T_2 (1).
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